Over­ture

The Northland Age - - Sport -

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Across

1. The Maori goes to the street as a trial (4) 3. Qui­etly get a toupee? I don’t know - beats me

(ges­tured) (8)

9. Re­turn to steal from the drive­ways - or was that just for a short time and then re­turns the goods (7)

10. About the song, it’s a bit of a race (5)

11. Talk tur­key? OK Ed, go! - it’s all Greek to me (12) 14. An RNZAF song? (3)

16. Rent I still make (5)

17. Look back at some of the cheese­board (3) 18. Rub­bing dry he fell out of the boat (6,6)

21. Wed­ding - flag it Jack (5)

22. 50 can­ter around the mid­dle bit (7)

23. It’s up for Hal­loween and down for a telling off (8) 24. We col­lec­tively get di­rec­tions and ap­pli­ca­tions (4)

Down

1. Boot gang may use to get away on snow (8) 2. Scour the bush ....... (5)

4 . ..... it pos­sesses some ghastly ob­jects (3)

5. Does this have no flat notes? (7,5)

6. Amer­i­can girl chops off some branches and takes

off on horse­back (7)

7. Stun, so to speak, for some of the week (4) 8. Cheaper in­sur­ance pre­mium for Columbian son?

(2,5,5)

12. Delta at the back? How dull (5)

13. Turns many old bikes into good ones? (8)

15. Con­cern­ing “out”, “in” be­ing ad­mit­ted - its all part

of the sys­tem (7)

19. Edna left the gen­darmes for Ber­tie (5)

20. 500 have a good time with the nest egg (4) 22. The re­turn of the knack - means you are able (3)

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